Saturday, March 31, 2012
Jaybarkerfan sends some Yanks - part 1
There is no better feeling than coming home from work and finding a flat-rate shipping box from Wes of Jaybarkerfan’s Junk. This happens far more than it should, as it’s always jam-packed with Yankees for no reason other than the fact that Wes is awesome. This box had six team bags stuffed with cards from all years – mostly the ‘90s and ‘00s. Each was a blast to go through.
There were too many cards to scan, so here are my favorites:
I didn’t have this Topps Jeter with the Mick and G-Dubs in the background. I’ve seen it many times, but never gotten my paws on it.
Jeets minor league goodness. So young. So much ahead of him.
A-Rog stand-up card. My first one from 2011 Lineage.
A sampling of awesome. A Johnny Sain shiny Archive Reserve, a sweet el Duque Heritage, and a clear-cut Big Daddy from EX.
A few Topps Archives. I want the real ’53 Whitey.
1997 Pacific Prism. I love this set. The window behind the players’ heads are clear-cut. I want clear-cuts back.
A few Jeter inserts. The 1999 Chrome “Early Road To The Hall” was spot on after Jeter had been in the league just three years. Really the only player included in the set who isn’t a borderline HOFer is Nomar.
And a 1979 TCMA Bob Meusel. I’ve read a lot about him lately in the Lou Gehrig bio I’ve been reading.
More goodness from Wes coming up in my next post.